Technical Specialist - Hillsboro

REI - Hillsboro, OR4.1

Full-timeEstimated: $38,000 - $53,000 a year
Want to work on building and assembling REI equipment on a daily basis? Awesome, then keep on reading to learn more about our Technical Specialist role. Your primary responsibility would be for the assembly of bikes and snow sports equipment to REI and vendor standards delivering extraordinary service to customers both in the shop and on the retail floor. Here are the primary responsibilities of what you would do:

Assembles, maintains and repairs action sports equipment meeting REI and/or/vendor standards
Assesses customer needs and confirming service and product meets those needs
Checking in and out shop and rental equipment based on REI standards
Contributes to sales results by knowing REI products and services, accurately communicating product information and inventory response processes
Reports significant quality and safety issues to the Master or Certified Technician
Assists with maintaining equipment and ensuring a clean, secure and safe work environment
Support team’s achievement of key goals through individual contribution
Promote the benefits of REI Membership
Bring your passion and expertise
You live and breathe REI equipment. You’re a builder. You’re a safety maven. At REI, the Technical Specialist is a critical role in the retail stores and has primary responsibility for the assembly, repairs, and maintenance of bikes and snow sports equipment to REI and vendor standards and to deliver extraordinary service to customers both in the shop and on the retail floor. Customers frequently interact with Technical Specialists to ensure their equipment is properly fitted and maintained for their outdoor adventures. Requirements of the Technical Specialist position include but are not limited to:

Bike maintenance and repair experience
Successful completion of certification required of the level the role, service advisor and any snow sports certifications required based on store assortment and customer need
Previous snow sports equipment and/or bike assembly experience or equivalent preferred
Interest in working in a team environment committed to providing excellent sales and service experience while increasing sales through service
Strong attention to detail
Ability to maintain open and positive relations with employees and customers
Interest in developing own skills and knowledge
Availability to work a flexible schedule based on business needs, including evenings and weekends
Ability to periodically lift 40 pounds
Why you'll love it here
Real. Alive. Connected. These are a few words that describe life at REI. Whether it’s in our careers or in the great outdoors, we aspire to adventure in all ways! At REI we value our customers; we work hard to earn our reputation for quality and integrity every day. Our commitment remains the same as when we started out in 1938: to inspire, educate and outfit for a lifetime of outdoor adventure. Join a passionate community of people who believe in one simple truth: an outdoor life is a life well-lived. Get ready to harness your creativity, customer focus and enthusiasm for living life outdoors—we can’t wait to meet you!

Oh yeah, did we mention perks? At REI, we understand that benefits matter – we offer a competitive benefit package for all employees which includes:

A workplace built on respect, integrity, and balance
Healthcare coverage for full-time employees
A competitive bonus/ incentive program
REI Retirement Plan
Generous gear and merchandise discount
Paid time off
Professional growth and development opportunities
REI is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer